Ruby Rose as Batwoman - Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW - © 2020 The CW Network, LLC.
Announcing her decision to walk away from the show, Rose wrote: "This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles..."
A brand new character will be donning the cape and cowl for season 2 of Batwoman. "It was not a good fit, and the studio and the star opted to part ways".
"It wasn't an easy decision but those who know, know". Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs.
As per the notice, the new character is named Ryan Wilder. The first character to take on the Batwoman name was the Silver Age comics character Kathy Kane, whose existence has been erased from main DC continuity (and whose name was obviously tweaked to become the modern Kate Kane), while other well-known DC characters like Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) and Helena Wayne (aka Huntress) have become Batwoman in one-off or alternate universe appearances.
Based on the casting notice description, this new character seems just that - an entirely new character.
The source of the casting call is a Reddit leak (see below).
"She's likable, messy, a little goofy, and untamed", the listing reportedly read, according to the outlet.
The casting call goes on: "With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. She's also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the batsuit before her". A girl who would steal milk from an alley cat and could also kill you with her bare hands, Ryan is the most risky type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly disciplined. "Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero". The first season of Batwoman is now streaming via HBO Max.